November 21, 2010
Year Born: 1864
Facts: Most famous for getting photography accepted as an art form. Worked as an editor for Camera Notes before creating Camera Work, which was first printed in 1902 (dated January 1903). The photo journal contained photos and essays. The publication lasted for 50 issues, with the final issue containing #49-50. His most famous photo is titled The Steerage. He was married to Georgia O’Keeffe.
Stieglitz: Camera Work (25th Anniversary Special Edtn)
Photographer, writer, publisher, and curator Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) was a visionary, far ahead of his time. Around the turn of the 20th century he founded the Photo-Secession, a progressive movement concerned with advancing the creative possibilities of photography, and by 1903 began publishing "Camera Work", an avant-garde magazine devoted to voicing the ideas, both in images and words, of the Photo-Secession. "Camera Work" was the first photo journal whose focus was visual, rather than technical, and its illustrations were of the highest quality hand-pulled photogravure printed on Japanese tissue. This book brings together a broad selection from the journal's 50 issues.